Snickerdoodles

These cookies were made for NYE celebrations. I don’t think any of them lasted to see in 2010.

I used a recipe found on Smitten Kitchen, which is an adapted Martha Stewart recipe. Here is the adapted recipe I used, and the original. 

Snickerdoodles
Recipe from Smitten Kitchen, adapted from Martha Stewart

Makes three dozen 3 to 4-inch cookies. Your mileage will vary by the size scoop you use.

2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
2 tsps cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
16 tbsps (2 stick or 8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 large eggs
1 ½ cups sugar, plus about ¼ cup extra
2 tbsps ground cinnamon, plus more if needed

Preheat the oven to 400° Fahrenheit/200° Celsius. Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or baking paper; set aside.

Sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine butter and 1 ½ cups sugar. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl. Add eggs, and beat to combine.

Add dry ingredients, and beat to combine.

In a small bowl, combine remaining ¼ cup sugar and the ground cinnamon. Form balls of the dough, and roll in cinnamon sugar. Place about two inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake until the cookies are set in center and begin to crack (they will not brown), about 8 minutes. Transfer the sheets to a wire rack to cool about five minutes before transferring the cookies to the rack.

Snickerdoodles
Recipe by Martha Stewart

Ingredients

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsps cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tbsps (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 cup pure vegetable shortening
1 3/4 cups sugar, plus more if needed
2 tbsps ground cinnamon, plus more if needed
2 large eggs

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, with one rack in top third and one rack in bottom third of oven. Line baking sheets with Silpat baking mats or parchment paper; set aside.

Sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine butter, shortening, and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl. Add eggs, and beat to combine. Add dry ingredients, and beat to combine.

In a small bowl, combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar and the ground cinnamon. Use a small (1 1/4-ounce) ice-cream scoop to form balls of the dough, and roll in cinnamon sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake until the cookies are set in center and begin to crack (they will not brown), about 10 minutes, rotating the baking sheets after 5 minutes. Transfer the sheets to a wire rack to cool about 5 minutes before transferring the cookies to the rack. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.

From Holiday Cookies 2005

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One Response to Snickerdoodles

  1. Izabela

    The yummiest cookies ever, thank you Katie.
    You are right, none of them lasted at the NYE party, and only four (well hidden!) were left for me to enjoy after the Post-NewYear party 🙂

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